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Landsharks parents can use the SportsEngine mobile application to receive text updates, view the schedule and locations of events. The SportsEngine app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Once installed, the easiest way to find Leman Academy is to search for Team ID: 1867130.

Leman Academy of Excellence

Jenny Dinsmoor

970-402-3513

jennifer.dinsmoor@lemanacademy.org

About Your Coach:

I am so excited to lead our K-6 Landsharks this year as a brand new coach. I tried running in college as a way to manage my stress and anxiety. Not believing that I was athletic enough to accomplish much in this sport, I kept surprising myself with how much farther I could keep going and eventually ran a half marathon, which I never thought possible! As a teacher at Leman, I absolutely love kids, and have a firm belief that we can learn so many valuable life lessons from activities like running. My mission is for all runners to have a safe, fun, uplifting experience while developing a love for running, teamwork and a healthy lifestyle! 

First Practice Date:

Tuesday, September 3rd

PRACTICE DAYS

Tuesdays and Thursdays

PARENT MEETING

Tuesday, September 3rd from 4:30-4:45 pm in the gym.

PRACTICE TIMES

3:30-4:15 pm
Meet on the Leman Academy outdoor turf or in the gym in cold weather.

Practice Layout

At practice we will have a quick warm-up/stretch, running games/workouts, and a closure with a strong focus on fun. Runners train in ability groups with peers and move up to the next group based on improvements in the program!

Practices are cancelled if the wind chill is under 30 degrees, and/or if it is physically snowing or raining.

Running shoes:  We will train on the areas around the school. We encourage you to purchase running shoes for your runner(s).  Please check your child’s current running shoes for wear.  Expect to pay at least $50 for a good shoe that will last for the fall and spring series if worn just for running.  Buy them a little large, not tight.  We have two running stores sponsoring our program and providing a discount for Landshark runners:  Runner’s Roost, and Road Runner.

Dress for Success:  Runners need to dress according to the weather (bring layers).  We encourage them to change out of their school attire into running clothes before practice begins. 

Clothing guidelines:

55 degrees and warmer - Running shoes, t-shirt, shorts, and optional running hat.

45-54 degrees - Running shoes, t-shirt, sweatshirt/windbreaker, shorts or sweat pants.

44 degrees and cooler - Running shoes, t-shirt, sweatshirt/windbreaker, sweat pants, running hat/head band and gloves.  If it is windy, dress one cooler level down.


Meet Information

Races will be held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Sundays at 3 pm on the following dates:

September 22

September 29

October 6


Race Schedule

RUNNERS SHOULD ARRIVE BY 2:30 P.M.

Our schedule of events

2:30 Runners and Coaches Arrive

2:35  Coaches Meeting

2:40 Parent Volunteers meet the Site Director on the infield for course assignments

2:55 Star Spangled Banner

3:00 Races Begin

1/2 mile K & 1st grade 

1mile 2nd-6th grade 

1.5mile 2nd-6th grade


WEATHER POLICIES

Landsharks Lightning Policy

1.    We will monitor the weather via the Weather Bug App with Spark Function. 
2.   Activities shall be immediately suspended and all personnel directed to move to a safe area when the meter indicates lightning is within a 8-mile radius.  Activities shall remain suspended until the device indicates there is no longer lightning within a 8-mile radius.
3.   If the device fails or connectivity is poor, we will suspend activity when cloud-to-ground lightning is observed OR thunder is heard.  We will quickly direct staff, participants and athletes to pre-determined shelter(s).
4.   Once the practice/race has been suspended, we will wait at least 20 minutes after the last thunder or flash of lightning is witnessed, prior to resuming.
5.   Any subsequent thunder or lightning, after the beginning of the 20-minute count, reset the clock and another 20-minute count should begin.
6.   Please share the safety plan with others picking up your athlete.
7.   Understand the evacuation process depending on the site lay out. 

Parent Guidelines

Thanks for your support and cheering for all our runners!

Parent Guidelines:  In order to create a safe environment for our Landshark runners and families, please adhere to the following guidelines for our races.  These guidelines are in place to help keep our races organized and fun for the kids and parents.

1.  Please park in the designated area.

2.  Upon arrival, please locate your runner(s) school coach to receive their race bib and then parents must proceed to designated spectator viewing area.  The only adults allowed on the infield are coaches and/or volunteers with a Landsharks T-shirt.

3.  Exchange runners should check-in with the Site Director, who is in the Tie-dye or Bright yellow T-shirt.  Your runner will receive their bib at that time.  All runners are required to have a bib prior to racing.  Bibs should be pinned on the back of the runner's shirt for ease of removal in the finish chute.

4.  See Race Schedule 

5. No parents or non-competing runners are allowed on the in field with the runners.  Please remain on the hill in the parent viewing area for the safety of the kids and the efficiency of race day schedule.

6.  Following your runner's race your child will find you in the designated parent viewing area.  You are free to stay and watch the remainder of the races or depart if so desired.

7.  Have fun and cheer for all runners because, "Finishing is Winning!"

Thank you to Saucony for your continued support!

Thank you to The Colorado Running Company for your continued support!

Thank you to true sport for your continued support!